Healthcare information and advice on your smart phone , Get it now…

There are two big challenges when it comes to online health information. The first challenge is that is that there is too much information on the internet. Anytime you search for a symptom or a disease there are tones’ of websites and messaging boards with information that may or may not be correct. As a matter of fact there is more mis-information on healthcare than correct information. At this stage how would one go about getting the best health advice today? Secondly the language on these websites is so complicated that one would need to have done 12 years of schooling to understand it. A study completed in US, Europe and Australia in 2015 further validates this claim.

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How Mobile Health is improving the health of mother and child in rural India

Technology in the healthcare sector can be a boon in more ways than one. More recently, in the Field Practice Area (FPA) of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal the health facilities for mother and child are witnessing a welcome change. This is even more personal considering the 5 years I spent at Manipal while pursuing my degree in Dental Surgery…

Spread over 11 villages in the Udupi taluk, the FPA covers over 56,000 people and a network of seven rural maternity and child welfare homes (RMCW Homes) across various villages extend services to women, children and the elderly. Apart from an OPD, each center is equipped with a labour room, a postnatal ward, a lab and a small OT. The two Auxilliary Nurse Midwives (ANMS) manage duties both at the centre as well as domiciliary care.

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